Iron Man Chili


(The Doctors TV Show)


1 lb lean ground beef or 1-1/2 lbs filet mignon cut into ½ inch cubes

1 to 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 28oz. can diced tomatoes

1-1/2 cups beef or chicken broth

1 14.5oz can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 14.toz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 tsp black strap molasses (optional)

2 red bell peppers, chopped

1 Tbsp cumin

1/3 cup dark chili powder

Freshly ground pepper

Hot sauce to taste

Toppings (Optional)

Plain greek yogurt

Scallions, chopped

Also – can cook some elbow macaroni and put chili over it


  1. Heat ½ Tbsp vegetable oil in large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Put the beef dry and seasoned w/salt & pepper. Brown beef in pot adding more oil as needed. Transfer to plate. Drain any fat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add 1-1/2 Tbsp oil to pot. Add onions and garlic; cook, stirring until golden (about 6 minutes)
  4. Add 1/3 cup chili powder (minus 2 Tbsp), cumin, tomato paste, cook stirring 30 seconds.
  5. Return the meat to the pot and stir in the tomatoes with their juices, broth and beans. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer, partially covered until the beef is tender (an hour or two)
  6. Stir in remaining 2 Tbsp chili powder into the chili.
  7. Top with greek yogurt (optional) and/or more hot sauce, to taste.

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